Muhammad's child bride Aisha, the book is on hold in the UK!!!!!!!

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  1. vincent

    vincent Sir Vincent, knighted by HM

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    Muhammad book on hold in the UK
    Sherry Jones
    Sherry Jones has been heavily criticised for her book

    The author of a controversial novel about the Prophet Muhammad has postponed its UK publication.

    American writer Sherry Jones has also cancelled her promotional tour next week for The Jewel of Medina.

    The novel, which focuses on Muhammad's relationship with his child bride Aisha, has been dismissed by one academic as "softcore pornography".

    A member of staff at its UK publisher in London was recently targeted in a suspected petrol bomb attack.

    Three men have since been arrested and charged with conspiring to damage Martin Rynja's home and office.

    Denise Spellberg, an associate professor of Middle Eastern studies at the University of Texas, was quoted in the US media as saying the book took "sacred history" and turned it into "softcore pornography".

    It is not an easy call for any author, particularly in the case of a debut novel that attracts so much attention from the British media

    Spokesman for publisher

    A spokesman for Gibson Square Publishers said: "We respect Sherry Jones' decision.

    "In her view the best thing to do is to postpone her visit and the publishing of the novel in Britain.

    "It is not an easy call for any author, particularly in the case of a debut novel that attracts so much attention from the British media.

    He added that "despite the controversy of the past two weeks, Sherry Jones' intention remains as it was from the start to engage with a current debate in a positive way".

    In August US publisher Random House decided not to release the book becaue of fears it could spark violence.


    Its a sad day when we are scared to publish books in a democratic country, just because the publishing house is attacked with petrol bombs we give in.

    I really dont see the problem here mohammed did marry a 7 year old girl, what muslims dont want the rest of the world to know that?

    Are they ashamed of there prophet?
    Now if jesus the catholics prophet, married a 7 year old girl, i wonder, indeed i ponder would the catholic church exist today? personally i think not, we dont worship people who have sex with minors, we lock them up & call them perverts.

    I think the book should be published everyone in the world, who does not know that mohammed married a child needs to know this, then it might help them to understand islam better, i can truly say if jesus did this i would not be catholic today, & i am pretty damn sure neither would anyone else be.

    The book would raise questions as to why muslims continue to worship a prophet who's actions then, if they were committed today, would get him a long spell in a sex offenders prison, and when he left he would be on a sex offenders list, which would inform parents in the neighbourhood of him living in the area.
  2. FelixC

    FelixC Registered Senior Member

    so, they won't publish this in the UK?
    could this be the reason???


    but thats just a guess
  3. S.A.M.

    S.A.M. uniquely dreadful

    So why aren't there any books on the sex lives of the 90 year old Joseph, uncle to his wife 11 year old Mary? I sure would like to read about that.
  4. SkinWalker

    SkinWalker Archaeology / Anthropology

    You should write it. I'd buy it.
  5. S.A.M.

    S.A.M. uniquely dreadful

    I'm interested in Mary because she gave birth at 12 years of age. And since the legal age for consummation in Jews is three years of age, she was clearly on the shelf at 11. I wonder what took so long for her marriage and why her uncle had to marry her. Aisha on the other hand never had kids, so there is no evidence that she ever had sex. Considering Mohammed's first wife was 40 to his 25 and survived for 25 years of their marriage only to each other, its also less clear how pedophilia comes into it.
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  6. Michael

    Michael 歌舞伎

    I don;t think Mohammad was a pedophile, if he were he'd have surrounded himself with children. If he even existed at all, Mo was your run of the mill epileptic slightly daft arab - living in a tent or mud brick hut in the desert in the 600s CE. that's really about it.

    if the man lived at all, I'm sure even he wouldn't want Muslims to act like SAM. I imagine if Mohammad were here today, if he had half the sense attributed to him, and he took a look a the mess attributed to him, he'd gladly have taken lithium and lived out his days in his little village along with everyone else.
  7. S.A.M.

    S.A.M. uniquely dreadful

    Its always amusing how Christians always want to make out Mohammed to be either a madman or a liar
  8. MetaKron

    MetaKron Registered Senior Member

    On good evidence. For example, his followers who want to kill critiques. They protest far too much.
  9. Baron Max

    Baron Max Registered Senior Member

    You forgot "pedophile" ...which is pretty odd seeing as how this entire thread is about ol' Whathisname being a pedophile.

    Baron Max
  10. S.A.M.

    S.A.M. uniquely dreadful

    Nah, that practice been made sacrosanct by the Catholic church
  11. Orleander

    Orleander OH JOY!!!!

    How many of his children did Mohammed try to kill? Didn't Abraham try to kill his kid and didn't God have a son just for that purpose?
  12. S.A.M.

    S.A.M. uniquely dreadful

    Mohammed was against the female infanticide that was common at the time. And he had only daughters: I know only Fatima well. He adopted several other children [probably children of his wives after Khadija's death], but unfortunately their history is vague. I know only of Zeid.
  13. Michael

    Michael 歌舞伎

    Could you post the citation of arab female infanticide?

    RE: Madman
    - Lets suppose Mohammad really had heard some voices in his head? Just how do you describe people who hear voices, telling them to do things, inside their head? What do we think of people who hear voices in their head? Are the mad? I never say mad, I'd say they were chemically imbalanced - but possibly treatable.

    RE: Lier

    - If you do not think Mohammad was mad, then how do you explain the stories about these apparent voices? What's the only other explanation?

  14. Orleander

    Orleander OH JOY!!!!

    did he see a talking burning bush as well? :confused:
  15. S.A.M.

    S.A.M. uniquely dreadful

    Re: female infanticide there is a verse on it.

    Re:madman. Draw your own conclusions, I wasn't there. But the evidence does not support the conclusion.

    According to Patricia Crone, a 30 year scholar on Islam :
  16. Michael

    Michael 歌舞伎

    I'm asking for some archaeological evidence, not some circular religious verse.

    Is there or is there not any archaeological evidence for widespread arab female infanticide?

    What evidence?whatconclusion?

    Also, you weren't in CA when Ron Hubbard was communicating with the intergalactic Over Lord Xenu, but I'm sure you can give an opinion on it. Can you do that SAM, or is that a little too much for you?

    How's the Kool Aid today?
  17. Michael

    Michael 歌舞伎

    did he also write of his own death ;)
  18. S.A.M.

    S.A.M. uniquely dreadful

    I'm sure you'll be able to look up archaelogical evidence for female infanticide at the time. You can also think up a reason for the Quran containing a passage on a practice that did not exist.
  19. Michael

    Michael 歌舞伎

    You posted the accusation, it's your responsibility to provide a citation or retract the statement.
    how delightfully hypocritical of you. A couple hundred years ago you'd have been an excellent British colonist. Hell, you have the political propaganda down and the Qu'ran was written for political reasons after all. everyone knows Indians commonly practice female infanticide :bugeye: THAT justifies it all.
    I'm still waiting SAM, you made the claim now please tell us, did Mohammad hear voices in his head and if so what does this mean? Was he mentally imbalanced or a lier or what exactly?

  20. S.A.M.

    S.A.M. uniquely dreadful

    I posted the source of my info. Its your job to refute it. Its been pretty consistent in all cultures and is only forbidden in Islam.
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